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>> and now "bbc world news." >> the hunt is on makori militant hamas and to have masterminded airline parcel bomb plot curium dramatic, pardon come over 1 billion people, a massive document -- documentation of the chinese population. the first mormon leader of brazil is elected. -- the first mormon leader of brazil is elected by miriam -- the first woman leader of brazil is the elected. the hunt is on for an imagined saudi bomb maker.
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the man thought to be behind the bombs on two airplanes. he is thought to be in hiding in yemen. for the latest on the airline bomb plot, here is mike. >> entering their home after they had been the police, detained after the name and address was tracked back to them. it has been suggested that the truth has been revealed. u.s. officials said that they regard this man, the leading suspect in the bomb plot. and the legend out had a bomb maker, thought to be hiding in
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-- an alleged al qaeda bomb maker, bought to be hiding in yemen. it emerged over the weekend that one of the packages was flown on a passenger aircraft. the other came to light in britain in a cargo air flight. authorities announced that our car -- all of the cargo leaving the airport would be subject to exceptional security measures. this new concern pressed by a budget airline. >> you have got to have some common sense over confiscating boxes of water in women's lipstick, taking of shoes, it has no effect on security whatsoever. >> whenever measures are taken to reduce the list airplanes --
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reduce the risks to airplanes, it is here in yemen that one of al qaeda's first attacks took place in the late 1990's when a group of tourists was kidnapped the authorities -- kidnapped. and there is a great hardship in this arab country. >> joining me in the studio, gordon, so many questions. first of all, we spoke to 12 -- to one sector in member who said we had the technology to check for this substance in the ink cartridges. is it likely to be implemented worldwide? >> that would have to be to be
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effective. it would be very convoluted we saw a shift in security after the liquid bomb plot. we might see similar restrictions now, but the cost of the technology involved is very hard to find it will be a huge task. >> even in europe even get on board, there is a physical will that is needed. >> it is a cat and mouse game. punch a hole in the security groups will look for another. not that he should not close it, but it will take quite a lot of effort and coordination. >> what about the actual hunt for this man them of how likely
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is it that they will catch him? >> we often said that people are replaceable, but this type of person that is not replaceable is this expert type of bomb maker. we believe the same type of person was involved in the underwear mom on christmas that. if that is the case, it is someone with a high degree of expertise who is able to deliver an innovative batch of explosives. >> they can bring all sorts of airplanes and military hardware to yemen. >> it is complicated because the more effective work has been done by prone strikes. but it would be incredibly controversial to increase them.
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there are very fine political, as well as military and intelligence decisions to be made. >> 52 hostages and policemen have been known to have died in an operation in baghdad. six militants were killed as iraqi security forces stormed the church. gunmen that had demanded the release of al qaeda prisoners. >> the end of the ordeal for one of the hostages. he he and scores of other christians were attending evening mass. >> they ran into the church after firing shots into the street. we were praying inside. they rounded us up into a whole.
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others were killed in the street. >> gunman started to be people in the church. some of them were wounded and died. one of the priests was killed. >> after the gunmen took over the church, iraqi security forces surrounded it. the militants were demanding the release of prisoners from jails in iraq and egypt. there were no negotiations and security forces stormed the church. churches have been attacked with moms here in the past, but there has never been anything like this. officials are convinced it was the work of al qaeda. >> all of the attackers were killed in from the very beginning their phone calls have been monitored. we strongly believe that they were all hallmark of al qaeda. >> general levels of violence
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have fallen sharply here over the past couple of years off, but attacks like this one show that the insurgents there still out there, ready to strike. officials have warned that there may be more to come >> and american military tribunal in guantanamo bay has sentenced a man from canada to jail, captured as a teenager after a firefight. he will only serve eight more years in prison during the over 1000 anti-government protesters have been allowed to rally in moscow for the first time in years. it has become a barometer of the kremlin's willingness to tolerate dissent. he defeated group in the pacific islands appears to be
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escalating, insisting that the islands in the japanese territory and the claim that turkey calls its northern territory. >> they did not fly where i went to one holiday. orion air, one of the big topics of the day. lots and lots of us, talking about europe's largest airline passenger numbers. people love to hate this airline, but they keep flying. in the first six months of this year of profits were on the screen, $675 million off the back of an increase in passenger numbers. in the first six months of this year they issued more than 14
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million passengers. these are numbers that other airlines would give their full right arm for. earlier last week we saw british airlines returning to a profit for the first time in two years. today the emirate's quadrupled its profits. given the understanding of profit returns, i ask the ceo if we have seen the end of the airline recession. >> if you are the lowest price provider, we will grow stronger in this recession. you are seeing other airlines reporting stronger numbers but only by comparison to the numbers last year. in the industry has been split in two brien air is continuing
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to show traffic growth. our model is the one that works and will continue to work in the future. people longer want to be ripped off. >> but it will cost us all more to fly from the uk? >> it is official. these air passengers rates developed, giving the u.k. some of the highest air passenger taxes in the world. in some cases you will see increases of 50%. the biggest bands dealing the more expensive, capital city furthest away from the u.k., meaning the he could fly to, say, hawaii, cheaper than you could fly to the caribbean. >> i cannot afford to go to either of those places. [laughter]
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here is a challenge. how do you count over 1 billion people and not miss any? of 6 million workers have started a nationwide effort to determine the population and they have only 10 days to count all of the chinese citizens. >> 1 billion people on the move, this is a country that is traveling fast. and it happens right in front of your eyes. every week there are new roads. new problems. people think that everything changes. over the next 10 days there will be a call at every door in the land as workers make their way across. asking questions that they will not ask, people's income in
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religion. things that china turns a blind eye to. for the first time the bulk of the massive group of migrant laborers. -- for the first time they will count the massive group of migrant laborers. >> i am happy. china needs to know how many people are in its city. but we need official residence. >> in the next 20 years another 300 million chinese are expected to migrate from the country to the city. we will get a snapshot of a nation in transition, furiously becoming urban, changing faster than any other in human history. i know will try to contain its vast population.
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-- china will try to contain its vast population. >> this blue boy does not exist. born in defiance of the one child policy, he has no legal status. his parents are being encouraged to register him now admitting to an extra child usually means a $30,000 fine, but during this census there is a discount. >> my son will one day grow up to help build china's future. i do not see why i should pay now. >> keeping pace with the changes is no easy task. accounting for this billion people know how to capture some of the complexities and challenges as well.
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>> the bbc has just learned another detail on the main news about the bonds that were found. one of them was detected in the eastman airport after a security tipoff, and bbc has confirmed that the crucial tipoff came from a repentant al qaeda member authorities only two weeks ago. that is the latest development on our main news figure and you are watching "bbc world news." still to come in, another powerful blast in tunisia as the mountain of rocks for a second time. -- erupts for a second time.
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new u.k. research published in a medical journal shows that of all can be more dangerous than other drugs. >> ministers at the time were accusing them of campaigning against government policy following an article suggesting that ecstasy was less dangerous than horse riding. courting controversy again with a research paper that rates alcohol as more harmful than heroin. the analysis ranks drugs according to the harm caused to the user. alcohol comes out on top. tobacco and cocaine are found to be almost equally harmful. ecstasy and lsd are amongst the least damaging. the report's conclusion is that aggressively targeting alcohol
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is a valid end necessary public health strategy -- is a valid and necessary public health strategy. a separate scientific paper also published today assesses the impact of decriminalizing all illicit drugs. contrary to predictions, decriminalization did not mean to major increases in drug use, evidence invading reductions in problematic use. the home office recently made it clear they had no intention of following the portuguese model. >> australia has intercepted one of the country's largest shipments of heroin, valued at $400 million.
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this is "bbc world news." siv militant is the key suspect behind -- a savvy militant is the key suspect behind -- a saudi militant is the suspect behind the airplane bomb plot. brazil has its first female president. overseeing the country's economic and political rise. brazil is now the world's eighth largest economy. we have the report coming from sao paulo. >> thousands of brazilians have taken to the streets to celebrate the election of the country's first woman president. gaining almost 56% of the vote, she finished first in the spot
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by -- in the spotlight. >> i received from millions of brazilians the most important mission of my life. >> in her acceptance speech she said that be first priority would be to lift 20 million brazilians out of poverty. she promised to continue the policies that brought about years of strong economic growth. a cancer survivor and a former marxist guerrilla, toward her and imprisoned during brazil's long dictatorship. she is known for her tough demeanor. jubilant voters have high hopes for the future. >> i really hope that dilma can
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continue her work. >> i really hope that she makes brazil a much better country in four years. >> brazil has elected its first female president. the party has no signs of flagging. only time will tell if she can successfully follow brazil's most popular president. >> in tunisia, a mountain had erupted again. some are now calling on the government to do more to help them. we have the latest. >> almost one week after a deadly eruption, there are no signs of calming down. law but is still seeping from the crater, ash is -- lava is still seeping from the crater, ash is still in the air.
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many are seeking shelter with families and friends. >> we helped them to stay here. we are the closest the villages. >> this university is for now not a place of study, but a place of refuge. other shelters have been overwhelmed. tens of thousands of people having been evacuated. there are calls for the government to do more. >> i went to two shelters provided by the government. they were full, so i came to stay here. this is a difficult situation. i wish that the government would pay more attention and provide a proper shelter. flex more than 30 people have died since the huge eruption last tuesday. ashes have been raining down several kilometers away.
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residents have been warned against returning to the slopes. volcanologists are expecting the the russians to last for a few more days off. >> now, many brits think that it embodies the spirit of adventure, but now the tradition of swimming the english -- swimming the english channel could be banned. it was banned by the french years ago. it is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. >> 3, 2, 1. come on, james. >> if they are getting ready to swim the english channel. jamie good head, an australian, is also selling off. on the shoreline, more and more
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slimmers. >> this year we have had as many as 300 british swimmers register with us. >> organizers put the rise them to david valium in sporting release. before he crossed the channel four years ago, less than 700 had ever done that. this year alone there were 266 crossings. this is what they are headed into. the busiest shipping lanes in the world. >> cross channel swimming is as dangerous as a pedestrian trying to cross the autobahn. flex their one more regulation. -- >> they want more regulation. flax we want some regulation over -- >> we want some regulation from the health and safety perspective. >> half way across, the among
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these are doing well most of the swims are done through two most established associations. crucially, no swimmer or simple -- support vote has ever caused an accident. >> we have tracking devices to remain as safe as possible. >> nevertheless, the french are getting more worried. >> this continuous increase of swimming in the channel he creates a danger -- in the channel creates the vendor. >> you would like cross channel swimming to stop it? >> yes. >> late at night of love lies reach france. negotiating their way through ferries, ships, and supertankers. have the hats and goggles had their day? >> crazy.
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one of the more remarkable rescue missions of the second world war known as the far east dunkirk, the full story has emerged. the evacuation of hundreds of people from burma into british india to escape from the advancing japanese troops. the only way that he could save them because of the monsoon was by using an offense. the story is set to get a new lease on life after the nation to cambridge university of a collection of letters, diaries, and amateur film footage documenting this extraordinary escape. much more on of our new bbc.com at/news. news of the latest story, looking for the man behind the saudi bomb plots.
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as well as more on the hostage crisis and the storm church in which 50 people were killed. bbc.com/news. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold, get the top stories from around the globe and click to play video reports. go to bbc.com/news to experience the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank.
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